The Positive Spin
The Positive Spin is about wellbeing in the face of mental disruption and is an ongoing Sparky conversation about self-care, and how we can help ourselves and others find solace, personal worth and self-satisfaction.
Experiencing anxiety in challenging times can build up within us. We may be unaware of what is affecting our moods, our thoughts, our work and play, and our interaction with others, it can be debilitating and affect our general wellbeing, even affecting our sleep and upsetting our cognitive abilities and perceptions.
Once aware of the source of anxiety, even managing the experience can be disorientating and debilitating if not attended to appropriately. However, the energy behind these hidden forces of fearful paranoia, blame of others and self-doubt can be ‘flipped’ to become positive and productive energy, culminating in personal satisfaction and a perceived ‘enlightenment’, a personal and positive ‘superpower’ that helps us tackle, manage and respond to challenges, a perception that can be shared with others facing similar experiences – those who may be suffering the consequences of demanding and challenging lifestyles, or consequences of forgotten historic trauma or cloaked social or personal abuse of which they were unaware.
To be continued…
Future conversations will include …
Is metaphysics such a bad thing when people respond with – ‘oh, that’s a bit too metaphysical for my liking’
metaphysics | mɛtəˈfɪzɪks | plural noun [usually treated as singular] the branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, identity, time, and space: they would regard the question of the initial conditions for the universe as belonging to the realm of metaphysics or religion. • abstract theory with no basis in reality: his concept of society as an organic entity is, for market liberals, simply metaphysics. Metaphysics has two main strands: that which holds that what exists lies beyond experience (as argued by Plato), and that which holds that objects of experience constitute the only reality (as argued by Kant, the logical positivists, and Hume). Metaphysics has also concerned itself with a discussion of whether what exists is made of one substance or many, and whether what exists is inevitable or driven by chance.